Rosita Martinez – ERGON

The market of asphalt emulsions in Mexico is estimated at approximately 536,000 metric tons for 2019. The volume of emulsion consumed in Mexico is closely related to the investment in conservation actions for the Federal Government on the road network because of the successful performance of the different emulsions applications.

This presentation covers some of the latest enhancements on asphalt emulsion applications in Mexico during the last ten years.

Success histories are presented in the application of chip seal using polymer-modified emulsion, prime emulsion without solvent and its use as dust control, trackless emulsion for tack coat, and engineering emulsion in Full Depth Reclamation. Information about the first experimental section of scrub-seal made in Mexico in 2020 was also included.